Why We Love Apex, NC

Why We Love Apex, NC

Baker Residential why we love Apex

December 1, 2021

Living in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina is great for many reasons. If you’re trying to narrow down exactly which city or town will suit you, Baker Residential can help. We’ve been building homes here for years! While each place has plenty of good reasons for living there, here is why we love Apex, NC.

All of us at Baker Residential love the benefits of living in Apex, NC. And we’re not alone in that belief. AreaVibes ranks Apex as #3 among “Best Places to Live in NC”. Apex earned a Livability rating of 90. And Niche rates Apex as #3 in 2021 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in NC.

A great growth area

Apex is located in The Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), a region that is booming with growth. Gigantic corporations, like Apple, Amazon, and Google, have set up large operations in the area. The life sciences industry is experiencing an equal growth frenzy. Between business expansion and the outstanding array of outstanding colleges and universities, the region is a top choice for employment and educational opportunities.

With the influx of big businesses comes an investment in the region’s infrastructure. Residents enjoy the benefits of having tech companies that require strong networks for their operation, as well as the tax revenue that contributes to supporting the region’s healthy growth.

The town of Apex is growing along with the rest of the Raleigh-Durham area. As the fifth largest city in North Carolina, the current population of 70,182 is up from 59,300 in 2019, an increase of more than 18% in just two years! 

So much to do

Apex is about 14 miles from the heart of Raleigh, an easy 20-minute drive no matter why you’re heading to the city (and just 25 minutes to the airport). Whether you’re heading into the city for work, school, or fun, you’re never at a loss for options.

Of course, you don’t need to leave Apex to keep busy. The Raleigh suburb is an exciting place to find your own find of fun..

Recreation is in high demand among Apex residents. You’ll never be at a loss for choices to feed your spirit for outdoor adventure. Local parks are plentiful. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a great place for swimming, boating, hiking, windsurfing, and camping. The area spans the shoreline of the 14,000-acre reservoir.

Whatever your outdoor play involves, you’ll probably find it at the Apex Nature Park: a disc golf course, dog park, picnic area, and a separate sports area with lighted tennis courts, lighted soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, playground,and multi-use fields and trails. The facility includes an amphitheatre where visitors enjoy live performances. 

The American Tobacco Trail is a popular place for nature walks, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The family-friendly site offers environmental education programs.

When recreation works up an appetite, the only difficulty you’ll face is narrowing down your choices to just one. Apex is known for its craft brews and outstanding food choices. Eateries range from casual to gourmet, with a varied menu of choices in between. There’s no end to ways you can appease any appetite in Apex!

Great schools

The Research Triangle is home to some of the highest-rated schools of higher learning in the United States. Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Wake Forest University are a few of the acclaimed colleges and universities near Apex.

The quality of education in Apex is equally outstanding! Families who chose to live here have the benefit of first-rate schools, from elementary through high school. Students’ performance is consistently superior; graduation rates and college readiness reflect the academic excellence that is standard throughout Apex schools.

Historic charm lives here

While you’re enjoying the modern amenities in a high-growth area, Apex keeps you connected to the beauty of its past.

Apex was founded in the 1860s and its heritage is still alive in the city. Salem Street is a tribute to decades and centuries past, having earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places. This downtown block maintains the flavor of what was once a railroad town. Local shops, restaurants, pubs, and services occupy the Historic District, which has become a popular place to spend a day taking in the charm. 

The Halle Cultural Arts Center is situated in a historic building on Salem Street. The popular venue hosts music, ballet, and theatrical performances and art exhibits. The Center also offers classes in visual arts, theatre, and music for all ages.

Many of Apex’s events occur on Salem Street, including the farmer’s market, movies in the park, and various outdoor festivals, such as the annual PeakFest and Apex Music Festival.

Find your home in Apex

The benefits of living in Apex keep adding up. Baker Residential would like to help you find your home here. We are currently building new homes for sale in the Apex-Cary area. The Estates at Weddington is bringing luxury homes, from about 3,000 to 6,158 square feet of gorgeous living! 

We’re also building new homes for sale in Durham at another brand new community, Starling Woods, lakeside homes at LakeStone in Wake Forest, and new townhomes in Raleigh at The Parc at Edwards Mill. So, if you’re planning to reap the rewards of a new construction home in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area, contact Baker Residential to make it happen!


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